The new series Elements: The Archaeology of Europe, edited by Manuel Fernandez-Götz (University of Edinburgh) and Bettina Arnold (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) is a collaborative publishing venture between Cambridge University Press and the European Association of Archaeologists.
The EAA posted a call for proposals in 2017 and selected the current publishing project and editorial team following intensive review by the EAA as well as CUP.
Composed of concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed studies by leading scholars, each volume in this series will provide timely, accurate, and accessible information about the latest research into the archaeology of Europe from the Paleolithic era to the end of antiquity, as well as on heritage preservation. Unprecedented construction and infrastructure projects across Europe in the past 20 years have yielded vast data sets that have the potential to reframe how the archaeological record of Europe is interpreted, and this series will provide an outlet for archaeologists directly involved in such projects to bring their insights to a broad audience. Combined with recent breakthroughs in biomolecular, chemical, and geophysical approaches, these data sets are providing unparalleled opportunities for interpreting the European past. The Elements formula of 20,000 – 30,000 word essays, rapid publication, digital access, as well as print on demand, is especially well-suited to presenting cutting-edge research in European archaeology. Topics will range from 3D modeling of artifacts, sites, and data to the latest genetic evidence for the introduction of farming to Europe. The EAA will provide the co-editors of the series with access to the latest research presented at the Annual Meeting as well as suggesting potential senior scholars as authors.
A discount on volumes will be available to EAA members, one of several advantages of the collaboration with CUP, which includes an international distribution network.